Church of Perpetual Life, Officiator
Neal's interests and beliefs are that the human species can stop and reverse the aging process. I view it as a disease that we can cure and believe this will come to pass within our life time. The sooner we get this done, the more lives will be saved.
In the late 1980's I became interested in the possibilities of extreme longevity and began researching to find other people and groups that were also interested. At that time I had some correspondence with Sir Arthur C. Clarke on the subject and began to fully immerse myself into true science fiction to speculate about some future possibilities for the human race.I discovered Alcor and the concept of Cryonics and thought of myself as an Immortalist since then.
Then I met Dr. Aubrey de Grey in 2008 and flew out to LA to assist in any way that I could with his conference: Understanding Aging 2008. Over the years I maintained contact with Dr. de Grey and others that I met and continued research and discussions. In December of 2012 I was introduced to Bill Faloon and began to assist with the creation of The Church of Perpetual Life, the worlds first brick & mortar Transhumanist Church.
The Church of Perpetual Life had it's first service in November of 2013 and we have had services ever since. We typically meet on the 4th Thursday of the month. This can vary as we have world-class speakers come and due to scheduling the presentations may be on other days.
The Church of Perpetual Life:
Neal VanDeRee, will be giving a presentation about this newly created science based church. It is a place that provides fellowship for longevity enthusiasts and a central gathering place for people that are interested in Age Reversal, Cryonics and Artificial Intelligence. It is a place for education and inspiration.
The members of Perpetual Life hold faith in the technologies and discoveries of humanity to end aging and defeat involuntary death. Following the prophetic writings of Nikolai Fedorov, church members believe that indefinitely extended healthy life spans are not only desirable and attainable but what humanity is destined to accomplish.